Tuesday, February 7, 2006

In case anyone had noticed in the first place…

The London Free Press:

A voluntary water restriction that affected about 350,000 people in London and seven other centres was lifted Tuesday after power was restored to the region’s water treatment plant just east of Grand Bend. The treatment plant got its electricity back about 11 a.m. and the voluntary water restrictions were lifted a few hours later.

[…] The weekend storms knocked power out to the plant, which supplies about 85 per cent London’s water. The rest comes from Lake Erie. A backup generator kept the Huron plant going but could produce only about 70 per cent of the entire region’s average winter consumption.

The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System had urged municipalities, businesses and residents to cut down on water consumption.